“Ancient Echoes” exhibit showcases history in ruins

 From The Register-Mail:
What are perhaps the largest photographic prints to be exhibited in the area will be featured at the Buchanan Center for the Arts.

The exhibit, “Ancient Echoes in Stone,” is the product of Galesburg photographer and Knox College faculty member Michael Godsil. It opens Friday and runs through March 5. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the center, 64 Public Square.

Godsil will be exhibiting 30 traditional, analog black and white prints and five very large color prints on photo canvas. The large prints each measure 4 feet by 5 feet. They were made on traditional, analog color transparency film but were scanned on a high-resolution drum scanner to digitize the images so that they could be output to photo canvas by a large inkjet printer using archival pigment inks.

Godsil’s work is inspired by the first photograph he took 25 years ago of Anasazi ruins sites in Canyone de Chelly in Arizona. All the images are of the ruins sites and Inca ruins sites in Peru, including Machu Picchu.